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Blue Sky Tactical was founded by retired NYPD Detective, Gerard Del Prete. Gerard was a 22 year, highly decorated, veteran detective. After graduating the NYPD Police Academy in 1999, he served as a uniformed patrolman in the 26th Precinct and was transferred to the 120th Precinct in December of 2000. On September 11, 2001, Officer Del Prete responded to the World Trade Center attacks where he participated in the rescue/recovery efforts for several months. 

While working in the 120th Precinct, he was chosen to be a member of the Street Narcotics Enforcement Unit (SNEU). After earning numerous citations, he was quickly transferred to the elite Organized Crime Control Bureau (OCCB). OCCB was one of the most highly trained bureaus within the NYPD. While serving in OCCB, Officer Del Prete received training in narcotics, the execution of no-knock warrants, dignitary protection, defensive tactics and dealing with a variety of dangerous situations. He was assigned to the Narcotics Division where he effected the arrest of 1,000 criminals.He was subsequently promoted to Detective in 2007. After serving in the Narcotics Division, then Detective Del Prete worked in the Real Time Crime Center where he assisted other detectives in the investigation of many high-profile cases utilizing sophisticated facial recognition software and other law enforcement databases. 
Gerard retired in May of 2021 and moved to Chapin, SC with his wife and daughter. 

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